Water levels at China's Three Gorges near maximum after flooding rains

Water levels at China’s giant Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river are inching closer to their maximum after torrential rains raised inflows to a record high, official data showed on Friday (Au...

Biggest flood in Three Gorges Dam history forces 100,000 in southwest China to flee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The torrential rainfall that has lashed Sichuan Province over the past week has resulted in a flood so massive that 100,000 people have been evacuated, World Heritage Site...

China floods: 100,000 evacuated, Leshan Buddha threatened

Heavy seasonal rains wreaked havoc along the Yangtze river and across China, according to reports on Wednesday. Some 100,000 people have been evacuated from the cities of Leshan and Ya'an, in wor...

People stranded on rooftops by rain, flooding in China

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities deployed helicopters in western China on Tuesday to rescue people stranded by flooding as heavy rain swelled the Yangtze and other rivers to dangerous levels, state media re...

Record-shattering Sichuan floods to hammer China's Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Massive rains pounding Chongqing and much of Sichuan Province over the past few days have led to record-setting floods and alerts and are generating the highest inflow int...

Sichuan hit by China's biggest flood in 70 years, Three Gorges downstream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sichuan Province, which sits on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, on Monday (Aug. 17) braced for some of the worst flooding seen in over 70 years, likely to bring th...

Flooding in China's Sichuan to dump more water on Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Three Gorges Dam is likely to see its fourth flood this year, as torrential rain has ravaged the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in Sichuan Province this week. F...

Exclusive: Satellite images show Chinese cities flooded by Yangtze River

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of some of the worst flooding China has witnessed in decades both above and below the Three Gorges Dam along the Yangtze River, Taiwan News has obtained satell...

China floods affect 54.8 million people, inflict US$20 billion in losses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The massive floods which have ravaged China over the past two months have inflicted a heavy toll on the communist country in terms of property damage and direct economic l...

Videos show Chongqing hit by biggest flood of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the purported "flood reduction" effects of the Three Gorges Dam downstream, Chongqing was hit by the crest of a massive flood on Monday (July 27), inunda...

'No. 3 Flood' strikes China's Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China announced that the third flood of the year hit the vaunted Three Gorges Dam on Sunday (July 26) and that it will peak on Tuesday (July 28). On Sunday, China's...

Video shows devastating impact if China's Three Gorges Dam collapses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video showing the consequences of a catastrophic failure of the Three Gorges Dam has quickly gone viral on social media. According to Chinese government statistics, 4...

Chinese state media under fire over playful portrayal of floods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media Xinhua has drawn fire over its florid description of the flooding in the Yangtze River System that has displaced 1.8 million people in 24 provinces and...

China admits Three Gorges Dam 'deformed' by flood

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China on Saturday (July 18) reported that the vaunted Three Gorges Dam experienced "displacement, seepage, and deformation" as it was hit with the "No. 2 Fl...

Flood alerts issued for 3 major rivers in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rain continues to batter China for a second straight month, severe flood alerts have been issued for three major rivers this week: the Yangtze, Yellow, and H...